One day heliskiing

Abkhazia Classic

780 EUR / 4 descent; extra run / 135 EUR

Dates: from December 18, 2018 to April 15, 2019

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The helipad is located in Abkhazia, a 5-minute drive from the Russian border. The transfer from Krasnaya Polyana to the helipad takes approximately one hour. From the Olympic Park (Adler) 30 minutes.

Skiing area: Tele-Bashe ridge, Ah-Ag Mount, Arabica Mount.

Helicopters: Aérospatiale Gazelle SA-341 and Alouette III SA-319

Groups: 3 guests / 1 guide or 4 guests / 1 guide depending on helicopter.

Guides: certified RMGA ski guides with heliski experience since 2007 or UIFGM guides.

The average vertical drop on the program for one descent is about 800m. We usually land at an altitude of 2200-2700, takes off at 1300-1800 meters.

Passing the border usually takes 30-40 minutes. Foreigners, depending on their citizenship, may need a dual or multi-visa of Russian Federation, as well as a visa to Abkhazia (issued upon entry). Please contact us in advance to prepare all the necessary documents.

Mountaineous Abkhazia is one of the best places for Heliskiing in the Caucasus: a huge territory, varied terrain, great snow! Here you will find everything – from wide endless fields to excellent tree skiing or steep narrow couloirs. Finally you will explore the amazing untouched nature of Western Caucasus!

The price includes:

– transfer to the helipad from Krasnaya Polyana (Rosa Khutor) and back
– lunch and water on board
– 4 heliski descents
– experienced RMGA or UIFGM guides
– rent of avalanche equipment (ABS backpack, transceiver, probe, shovel).
Additional descents or refund for unused runs: 135 EUR per person (if the group is full)

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In case the ABS system is activated outside the situation of the avalanche danger the payment is 135 EUR.

The reason for non-departure can be: non-flying weather, high avalanche danger, administrative reasons that are not dependent on the organizing company (for example, a flight ban).

In case of non-departure for the reasons, depending on the organizing company (shortage of customers in the group, helicopter unavailability, etc.), we guarantee, at the request of the customer, a 100% refund.

Refunds are not made due to the inability to ski for the following reasons:
– illness or injury received both before and during the program;
– the impossibility of skiing due to fatigue;
– unwillingness or impossibility for the client to ride due to bad weather conditions or severe snow conditions (in the condition that safe skiing is possible on this day);

According to the decision of the guide, the participant can be removed from skiing if the level of his technical or physical training does not match the other group members – the participant significantly “slows down” the group, creates a danger to himself or other group members. In this case, the organizing company does not make any compensation.

Aérospatiale Gazelle SA-341: a group of 3 people + 1 guide.

Alouette III SA-319: group 4 people + 1 guide